Saturday, April 27, 2013

Chinese style "Dragon chicken"


Happy weekend!

Why go out for Chinese food when it is this easy? Today i am here with one of my favourite chinese dish called Dragon chicken. I've heard about this recipe for a while but was skeptical. Much to my delight, the recipe was spot-on and the chicken was truly juicy and delicious.
  If you love chinese dishes,then this recipe is perfect for Saturdays and Sundays when you have more hours to devote to prepping and cooking, but you can just easily make them on any day of the week if it so please you. Savor this yummy recipe with your family and friends. Make your weekend table a place for good food and good times. Enjoy!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 500 grams Boneless chicken ( about 10 pieces)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp maida/all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Corn flour
  • Salt as per taste

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp Red chilly paste
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Cloves ,chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp Ginger,chopped fine
  • 1 Green chilly,chopped fine
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp White vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 2s ticks Spring onions,chopped fine
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • a pinch of Ajjinomoto/MSG
  • 1 Drop of orange red colour
  • 3tsp of sesame oil or any veg oil
  • Salt to taste
Cooking Directions
To prepare the sauce:
  1. Mix all the ingredients together ,except oil and red colour.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan,when that oil is very hot,pour in the mixture and add 1tbsp water, stir well .Cook till the sauce blends well and thickens.
  3. Add a drop of red colour and remove from the heat.
  4. Marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste,red chilly powder,pepper powder and salt.Keep in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  5. Mix flour, cornflour,egg,salt to taste and a dash of orange red colour. Add enough water to mix to a smooth batter.
  6. Dip the chicken pieces in the batter and deep fry until crisp.
  7. Saute them in a prepared sauce..Pour this in a serving bowl and garnish with finely chopped spring onions and finely cut omelette pieces and Serve with rice or
    Asian noodles.

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